Alaskan born and Brooklyn based, Hannah is a painter and printmaker whose work explores issues around the body and the environment. Through a mix of classical figure painting and illustration, she creates layered narratives packed with personal symbolism inspired by her childhood in Alaska.
Hannah received an MFA from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY in 2017, and a BA in Studio Arts from Lewis & Clark College in Portland, OR in 2012. Recent exhibitions include: The Other 80 Hours: A NYFA Staff Exhibition at the New York Foundation for the Arts, 2020; Women’s Work, pop-up exhibition, NY, 2019; Beyond Species, pop-up exhibition, NY, 2019; small/Mighty at La Bodega Gallery, NY, 2018; Watch it Burn, Trestle Gallery, NY, 2018. She attended the Vermont Studio Center Residency in September, 2019 and the Trestle Art Space Studio Residency from 2017-2018.
For Artists – If you’re not being accepted to the exhibitions and opportunities you’re applying to, consider creating your own. An important factor of being a professional artist is fostering your network and sharing your work. Don’t let a rejection letter keep you from spending the time you want and need to grow your practice. Consider curating your own pop-up exhibition, creating a critique group, or putting aside a chunk of time for an “at home residency.” At the same time, don’t stop applying. The rejections will get easier, and your applications will get better.